Cream Cheese Frosting

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Difficulty: Easy

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1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, at room temperature
1/2 cup butter (1 stick), at room temperature
1 pound confectioners’ sugar, sifted
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup chopped pecans (optional)





In a bowl, blend together the cream cheese and butter. Gradually add the confectioners’ sugar and beat until light and fluffy. Beat in the vanilla. Stir in the pecans, or reserve them to sprinkle over the frosted cake. Fill and frost the cake when it is completely cool.

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By Lisa Siriani on July 20, 2013


I buy the large bags of xxx sugar, having the measuring in cups verses weight would have been a big help.

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By Anonymous on March 10, 2013


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By Martha Solis on March 03, 2013


Good stuff

By kimberleigh on January 14, 2013


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By Tim McDonell on November 03, 2012


How much does it make!!!!

By Anonymous on October 21, 2012


This was soooooooooooo easy and delicious . . . I made it before and could not find the recipe. I did not use the butter in the recipe I could not find so adding the butter was a PLUS, PLUS, PLUS. I was creamier and it seemed to has brought out the cream cheese flavor a lot more!! Side Note: did not use the nuts because every one does not like them: I like nuts!!!

By whoozdamama on May 12, 2012


paula love you so much i learn alot from you 10q very much i make my pound cake and frosting you are the best mom

By feven jackson on April 27, 2012


Thank You Paula Deen that was so easy I use so many of your recipes and they turn out wonderful, I love to cook it ease my mind and your recipes are totally wonderful. I Love You, Tamiko Hamilton

By Tamiko Hamilton on April 26, 2012


I have been lookin for cream cheese frosting recipe my only sister used to make it all the time and i loved it i would ask her where she learned to make this and she said Paula Deen of course! Well my sis passed away unexpectantly in 2010 and one day i was watchin your show and there you were makin cream cheese frosting so now this Easter all my cup cakes will have that amazing cream cheese frosting and that memory of my sis!

By Frances Yvonne Stoltz on April 05, 2012


This is my First time make cream cheese frosting and it was so easy and my two boys just loved it. Thanks Miss Paula

By Erica Smith on March 20, 2012


Great Recipe!!!!! I changed it up a little. I only added 1/4 cup of butter so I could get more of a cream cheese flavor. Was a liitle loose so I put the cake in the refridge after I iced it. It was wonderful!!!!

By Andy on March 13, 2012


Iam making Cream Cheese Frosting for a cake. How can I make this Frosting a little more stiffer without ruin the taste and how much Frosting do I make for a 11x15 cake. Thanks again. Stephanie

By Stephanie Purvis on December 05, 2011


just good as can be,even with black walnuts.

By Anonymous on December 04, 2011


best recipe ever..i love it

By martinez on November 12, 2011


Had to look up your recipe for Cream Cheese Frosting. I am baking around 65 Pumpkin cupcakes for the Veterans Hospital Bingo Night and will be using your recipe for the frosting. My husband is in the Elks Lodge and they go once a month and takes sandwiches and a snack for the Vets that are able to come and play Bingo. They can only win one time and they get 2.00 for the Bingo. That way there can be alot of different winners.

By KATHY FERRELL on August 20, 2011


Amazing!:) Love This<3

By Alyssa on July 18, 2011

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